Guy Penrod Southern Gospel Artist

Guy Penrod is a gospel music singer, who is mostly known for his work as the lead singer of the Gaither Vocal Band, a position he held from 1994–2008. Penrod was born in Abilene, Texas and grew up in Hobbs, New Mexico, where his father, Rev. Joe Penrod, was the pastor of Temple Baptist Church. He also is a 1980 graduate of Hobbs High School. During his high school years Guy recorded his first album, singing all four parts. Penrod is a graduate of Liberty University. Starting in the 1980s, he worked as a studio singer, backing up voices such as Carman, Steve Green, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Garth Brooks, James Ingram, and Phillips, Craig & Dean. He was also a member of the Christ Church Choir (as was another future Gaither Vocal Band member, Jonathan Pierce). During his years in the studio, he met Bill Gaither for the first time. He also made regular appearances on Music City Tonight as a background singer. After accepting the position with the Gaither Vocal Band in 1994, Penrod became internationally known for his powerful vocals and broad singing range. He has performed in Gaither Homecoming concerts all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Europe, Australia, and Africa.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 2nd, 1963




1. Liberty University Colleges/University

Liberty University is a private, Christian university located in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. Liberty's annual enrollment is 12,000 residential students and 60,000+ studying through Liberty University Online. LU is currently the largest Evangelical Christian university in the world.

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Type Private university
2012. 58.6 mil. $
Institution colors
1971 University Blvd, 24515 - Lynchburg, Virginia
2012. 46,133
2010. 36,053
2009. 28,219
2007. 14,438
2012. 28,239
2010. 20,572
2007. 5,014
Acceptance rate
2013. 21.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 20.3 K $
2010. 16.8 K $
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Musical acts

1.Gaither Vocal Band Southern gospel, Contemporary Christian music, Christian music

1995 - 2009

The Gaither Vocal Band is an American southern gospel vocal group, named after its founder and leader Bill Gaither. As of February 2014, it consists of David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles, and Bill Gaither. Although the group started out recording contemporary Christian music in the 1980s, it became known for southern gospel after the popularity of the Gaither Homecoming videos. The lineup of the band changes often, with artists leaving to work on solo careers, and new ones coming to replace them. Besides Bill Gaither, singers with the longest tenure in the band include Guy Penrod, Mark Lowry, and Michael English. The band has released 27 albums, at least 19 of which have charted. The band has also released 10 DVDs, which feature many other Christian artists as well. The Gaither Vocal Band has been honored with 2 Grammys, and 17 Dove Awards.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Tenor 1980 1983
Baritone 1980 1984
Gary McSpadden
Lead Vocals 1980 1988
Bass 1980 1982
1982 1984
Jon Mohr
Bass 1982 1984
Tenor 1983 1987
Lead Vocals 1985 1994
Jim Murray
Tenor 1987 1992
Lemuel Miller
Tenor 1987 1987
Baritone 1988 2001
Terry Franklin
Tenor 1992 1994
Buddy Mullins
Lead Vocals 1994 1995
Tenor 1994 1997
Lead Vocals 1995 2009
Tenor 1997 2005
Baritone 2001 2004
Marshall Hall
Baritone 2004 2009
Tenor 2005 2009


Album title Released Type
Give It Away 2006 Studio album

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Movie performances

1. Gaither Vocal Band and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound: Together (2007)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet


Top cast

2. Bill & Gloria Gaither: Joy in the Camp (1996)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Donald Boggs


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Check Guy Penrod on wikipedia.

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